Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

Lanre T.A. Lambo--pictured in the second column, first row--was from Nigeria and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1979. Julie K. Li—pictured in the second column, fourth row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry in…

This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

As part of its annual project of sponsoring an international student to attend the University of Richmond, YWCA sponsored Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Many arrangements were made for her accommodation, tutoring, and introduction to the…

Under the student affairs section of the annual Westhampton College report, Dean Gehring talked about the continued support by YWCA of the Nigerian international student Irene Ebhomielen. She further mentioned the fundraisers organized to arrange…

This letter to the editor written by student Ken Burnette addressed a school event, Mission Emphasis Week, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. Burnette addressed the paradox presented when juxtaposing the event's emphasis on Christians extending…

This Collegian editorial discusses the complex nature of segregation at the University of Richmond in 1958. Focusing specifically on a student from Nigeria visiting campus to speak at the Baptist Student Union's annual mission event, the editorial…

The Winter 1971 Alumni Bulletin features an image and accompanying profile of Irene Ebhomielen of Nigeria. Ebhomielen was an international student on the University of Richmond campus, attending the University partly because of the financial…

This Collegian article discusses a University of Richmond planned auction to raise tuition money for Miss Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Ebhomielen's first year's tuition was paid by the Westhampton International student fund. The Westhampton…
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